The use of classical elements in the art of jewelry has long been considered unnecessary, expanding creative possibilities and blurring boundaries. Big name designers try their best to impress their customers and attract new ones. Sometimes it seems that the world of design, is a fierce battle with no rules and difficult to emerge victorious. But there is an exception if you’re not one of those whose credo was originally constructed in the absence of rules.
Perhaps, Stephen Webster and Loree Rodkin are two of those designers – some of the most successful jewelers today, distinguished by their unique ideas and subtle performance. It is true that talk about someone one wants compared to the second, because the designers binds not only the presence of the same profession or even the extent of their success. These are some creative magic, unique energy, which have products from the collections of Stephen Webster and Loree Rodkin!
Perhaps the love of a rebellious aesthetic was born in Stevens with the first chords from The Sex Pistols, who had a tremendous influence on the young Englishman and inspired a fascination with the style of the punk movement: “The most fashionable place to shop boutiques was at Vivienne Westwood, and there we all gathered ‘- says the designer. He now refers to a more relaxed fashion, giving preference to quality rather than trend, fine detail, and unpretentious elegance. It is these priorities that helped win the trust of a person with the most demanding clients, consisting of stars Cameron Diaz, Sir Elton John, Kate Beckinsale, Sharon Stone, and Mickey Rourke to name just a few.
With regard to the brand Loree Rodkin, it must be said that worldwide fame came to the designer at the beginning of 2009, when Laurie received an order from the White House. Michelle Obama, who is known to have excellent taste, requested to wear pieces by Loree Rodkin for her husband’s inauguration. Despite the fact that this client’s reputation was of a very high level of importance, it would not be honest to say that is was brand’s first experience with fame.
Behind the jewelry professional is a rich life including an affair with a member from the Eagles, working in Hollywood, participating in projects to promote talented film actors (among them, Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr.), endless travels, meeting Salvador Dali, and talks with Fellini. This rich biography provides a glimpse into the uniqueness and versatility of the masterpieces and creativity of Lori. According to the designer, a piece of her soul is embedded into each piece, thus giving them a piece of her own power. It is worth noting that accessories from Loree Rodkin can rightly be called a bold fusion of medieval Gothic and modern luxury of the “haute couture”.
Jeweler Stephen Webster possesses a contemporary and avant-garde aesthetic. This tough-chic facet is quintessential British style, combined with glam-rock trappings.
The designer has extensive experience in many jewelry companies, but in 1989 decided to establish the Webster brand under his own name, which to this day continues to create a positive trend: 200 sales points and seven boutiques around the world – the sky is the limit!
Successful collections and joint projects with brands such as Guess, Dom Perignon, and Wedgewood are proof of Stephen’s skill. Luxurious materials, a unique system for processing stones, precious metals, stylish design, elevates sophisticated clients and gives them a natural superiority over routine. The first collection, in which Webster used large diamonds, is inspired by the Hollywood glamour series of jewelry, ‘Femme Fatale’. It is in this collection that Stephen used a special method of cutting a diamond: only 49 facets instead of the usual 57 – thus, the stones are given a vintage appeal.
The products by Stephen Webster are very popular not only among Hollywood stars, politicians and pop artists, but also representatives of the Russian beau monde. Fortunately, this love is mutual: Stephen opened boutiques in Russia and in awerefers to the Russian dandies, adding to the collection the most unique design products.
As for Loree Rodkin, we would like to note that her professional biography is full of her stories. Today, Loree Rodkin’s company of highly skilled professionals manually produces very complex orders. Madonna, Cher, Sir Elton John and other famous stars communicate with luxurious products from Loree Rodkin to the “you”, changing the one ring to another. In addition, Lori can be called a trendsetter over the last decade as her brand has created several “core” products that have made some jewelry taboo in the most desirable accessories of fashionistas. Among them – brass knuckles, big, long, and “triple” (consisting of 3 parts) rings, decorated with medieval patterns. Rodkin herself did not expect such a confession: she always knew her style was hard to call mediocre. But her love for medieval style and traditions, comes from the chivalrous tales of knights and their ladies of the heart. These feelings are channeled into her designs.
Despite the fact that these two very distinctive designers have unique views of luxury is something that definitely makes brands Loree Rodkin and Stephen Webster alike. This, and of course, imagination, boundless creativity, craftsmanship, unique style, which opens new opportunities for experimentation. These ornaments are designed for sophistication and brave people who understand the “luxury” part of luxury goods.